REALISING CULTURAL POTENTIAL 2020

Where
Palestine
When
2020
Who
Ramallah Municipality
Cultural Institutions
Educational Institutions
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Urban resilience describes the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow regardless of chronic stresses and acute shocks. The strategy aims at: 1. Building Resilience 2. Make effective use of the intellectual and cultural capital within Palestine and across the globe 3. Empower our citizens to help improve their own resilience 4. Document and celebrate Palestinian culture, heritage and commitment to welcoming all 5. Invest in smart city approaches that support community resilience.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. Promoting good citizenship
2. Mainstream good practices within city organizations
3. Increase accessibility to information
4. Increase community engagement and participation in decision making
5. Reform policies that achieve sustainability
6. Promote inclusion and social cohesion
7. Promote economic inclusion
8. Integrate cultural programs within the city of Ramallah.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Municipal Budget, Education Committee, Collected Taxes " Maaref" and other funds
Total:US $ 279,000 every year

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture
Public Sector
Ministry of Education
Public Sector
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
Public Sector
Cultural Institutions
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Community Groups
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

1. The number of cultural institutions engaged in program implementation has increased,
2. More citizens attend and participate in program activities,
3. Increase in deploying public spaces for cultural and social activities, - More cultural and social infrastructure is provided by the city,
4. receiving good practice on cultural policies from United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) - receiving good practice on the framework "City Resilience through Culture and Education"
5. Diversity of cultural expressions
6. Joining UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a city of Music

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain